Bean, Contender Bush


This tender bean is highly productive, stingless, and tastes best fresh from the garden.

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Bean –Contender – Bush

Phaselus vulgaris

This tender bean is highly productive, stingless, and tastes best fresh from the garden.  They can also be frozen or canned.  An early variety, Contender beans grow on medium-sized plants with 6″-8″ pods.  This variety is tolerant of hot weather and mildew.  Legumes fix the soil with Nitrogen so plant tomatoes where you planted your beans the prior season for high-yield fruit.

Suggested Planting Requirements:  Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients.  Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time.  Soak beans for 24 hours before planting for expedited germination.

Growing Recommendations:  Start indoors for short-season growth, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65°F, preferably after the last frost.  Make small, successive plantings every 20-25 days for a continuous harvest.   Avoid overhead watering to reduce mildew.

Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks’ time. For best flavor, harvest the pods before they reach 1″ in diameter regardless of their length.

Soil Temperature: 65-85°F
Planting Depth: 1″
Days to Germination: 5-10
Days to Maturity: 50-65+
Height at Maturity: 12”-24”
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 12”-24”


Package Weight: 9 grams

Approx. 30 seeds

Additional information

Weight 0.10 g
Dimensions 5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in

packet, 1/2 lb, 1lb


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